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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the top-five hospitals in the United States, are working with MediBloc, a South Korean blockchain start-up, to find a way to securely store and share medical and patient data using the blockchain technology.

Synho Do, director of the Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, declared that its lab is increasing research in areas like “health information exchange by leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

And added:

“In collaboration with MediBloc, we aim to explore potentials of blockchain technology to provide secure solutions for health information exchange, integrate healthcare AI applications into the day-to-day clinical workflow, and support [a] data sharing and labeling platform for machine learning model development.”

MediBloc is also working on a tool to be able to convert data held by hospitals to a universal format — and is focused on creating an ecosystem through which other start-ups and entities may build their own apps for different ways to use and exchange health data.

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